We all know, having periods of drought is just part of the Aussie lifestyle. Each citizen sometimes needs to play their part whenever there are water restrictions in place. Luckily, our rainwater tank solutions are here to help Geelong residents. Having a rainwater tank has helped so many Geelong and Greater Geelong households be able to have water when town water is in short supply.
With the future of the climate being just as uncertain as ever, rainwater tanks will put your mind at ease knowing you have a fresh supply of free water. A quality rainwater tank will enable you to continue watering your garden and washing your car.
Also, a Geelong Plumbing professional can even plumb your rainwater tank solution to the rest of your home so you can continue to live in comfort using your washing machine, toilet, shower and all plumbing amenities. There is no doubt that a rainwater tank has been a massive benefit to many families that live further out in the country. But even just knowing you have the option of a free water source as a backup, will have you sleeping with fewer worries about what the future holds.
Our extensive knowledge and expertise installing quality rainwater tanks can save you a lot of hassle. We know the best products available for your budget and offer a cost effective solution to your rainwater tank installation and repairs. Call us now to find out more.
Unexpected Plumbing Problems
We all know that overtime tapware, water heaters, toilets etc will eventually encounter a fault, this is normal wear and tear. But there are many unexpected plumbing problems that can arise and that are more common than the average person is unaware of. Because we are plumbers day in and day out, we encounter these issues all the time. Some include:
Low Water pressure - The force of the water coming out of the tap or shower has become weak. This is a common problem that can catch a household by surprise. Firstly, you should check if this is affecting both the hot water and cold water. Are both hot and cold the same pressure? Is it affecting all of the taps throughout the house? Most likely this is due to calcium build up in the faucet aerator and slowly over time can become blocked and reduce the pressure.
Overflowing Toilets - A fairly common plumbing emergency, an overflowing toilet has the potential to cause major problems. The most obvious thing to do is to avoid flushing the toilet before the problem is solved. It’s no surprise that a common reason why toilets start overflowing is because often children flush toys, shampoo bottles and other items down the toilet. To make sure you avoid making the problem worse you should consider if you have the proper knowledge and tools at your disposal. Otherwise things can go from bad to worse as the obstruction can move further down the pipe, which can create a blockage in the main sewer line.
Tree Roots - This is a problem that is a lot more common than you would think. One of the most common causes of a blocked drain is because of tree roots in the pipes. Roots are tenacious and extremely strong, being able to create cracks in roads and driveways. They only need a slight crack or crevice in the pipes and they will pry themselves inside, no problem. After all, the main function of a tree root is to find water and inside a pipe is the perfect way for a tree to get a drink!
Old pipe systems are the most vulnerable, especially those made of concrete or clay, in time these systems will develop cracks. It doesn’t take long for a tree root to find the water source and make it’s way inside the pipe, completely filling the space and creating a blockage.
Previous Plumbing Repairs - When you move into a new property, you are usually unaware of any previous plumbing jobs that have been performed on the house. Often on older homes or even newly renovated homes, the previous owner didn’t use a qualified plumber for the job. A common problem, where previous owners are trying to save on expenses, is they try to do the job themselves and plumbing is a highly specialised trade. You can never be sure of the quality of work when they haven’t used a fully licensed master plumber. Well, we have seen it all, we are excellent at diagnosing the problem and finding an affordable solution, fast.
No matter the job, Geelong Plumbing has the experience and equipment to deal with all of your general plumbing enquiries. Call now for a plumbing solution today.
Geelong Plumbing is dedicated to supporting the City of Geelong and surrounding areas. Our trademark ‘customer satisfaction philosophy’ has enabled us to build a large loyal customer base and wide reaching reputation around Geelong. It’s not just a job for us, it’s a passion.